Zergratran's Puerto International Las Americas (PILA) project in northern Colombia will use an underground tunnel and cutting edge technology to transfer shipping containers between
ports on the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
Our Maglev and linear induction
propulsion based technology is entirely electric and non-polluting.
PILA will use the full-scale Maglev carriers to transport containers in between North Atlantic and North Pacific.
We are witnessing the unprecedented crisis in shipping and global trade. World wide sea trade is experiencing rapidly growing demand, but is very stressed with increasing port congestions, prices, shortages, and risks: e.g. the Ever Green incident in the Suez Canal. Many, including the G7 nations, are now predicting that the situation will take years of coordinated effort to sort out the problem.
Current wait time for container ships to cross Panama Canal.
Of the world trade is carried by the sea and mostly between the North Atlantic and North Pacific.
Of all world trade
can actually pass through the Panama Canal
(down from 5% ten years ago).
Of all global container traffic passes through Suez Canal.
Of shipping containers, after unloading, return to Asia empty.
Due to the continuous push for higher GDPs and efforts to reduce the burning of fossil fuel to prioritise sustainability and the impacts of man-related climate change – there is an urgent need to introduce a fully sustainable, zero-emission solution for global shipping and transportation.
Our Solution, PILA - the “Green Gateway”, is a tunnel that will use Maglev technology to transport goods faster, cheaper and more efficiently. PILA will add a new container shipping route across the Central America region. It will be the focal point of a system wide efficiently upgrade that is driven by automation, containerization, digitization, technology and connections to neighboring port facilities.
Each shipment weighing over 100kg is sent by sea freight. Containers are designed and built for intermodal freight transport. This means they can be used across various transportation modes. They can travel from ship to rail to truck without unloading and reloading the cargo.
Our Atlantic port sorting robots will transfer freight from the ship to tunnel carriers. They will be pulled via Maglev and transported to the Pacific port (and vice versa), and onto the ships (or trucks) waiting to be loaded instead of traveling back empty.
Zergratran's solution will move goods through a tunnel much faster and help tackle the
dramatic growth in online shopping and freight traffic.
This will increase profits and reduce the ocean and air pollution and sea congestions caused by an antiquated shipping approach
Maglev transportation is a system that employs a high-tech guideway, generating powerful magnetic forces that yield very high speeds and utilize very sophisticated electronic controls. As a sustainable transport start-up, we are developing ground-breaking technology designed to meet long-term sustainability goals and change the shipping industry forever.
Our “Green Gateway” will be the first “green corridor” in the World. Maglev system, used in speed trains, has already demonstrated the core components of safety, levitation, propulsion, stability, loading, and speed.
(9 –12 months, $5 Million)
Approved by The National Infrastructure Agency of Colombia (ANI) to conduct Pre-Feasibility Study, given conditional approval to move forward with Feasibility, and told that we could be included in the national budget after Pre-Feasibility, which would allow us to sell government backed bonds to raise the funds for Feasibility and Construction.
Feasibility: (12 –18 months, $500 Million)
Construction: (6 years, 15 Billion)
PILA will utilize existing technologies including automated port systems, tunnel boring machines, maglev, rail, untethered robot cranes, container scanning, clean energy power generation, battery storage, etc.
Zergratran is ready to move forward with Pre-Feasibility and has conditional approval for Feasibility.
Annual revenues of $15 billion plus will come from:
container, port, and pipeline fees;
brick, excavations, minerals and water sales;
and hydroelectric, solar and wind energy electricity genaration.
a 13,000+ TEU container ship that can’t pass through the Panama Canal unloads
at our North Pacific port. We transfer the containers across to our North
Atlantic port in 15 minutes using an underground tunnel.
Currently, regional ships are waiting at port take the containers onward to the US, Gulf, Eastern ports and Europe.
60% of ships return west to Asia mostly empty.
Zergratran’s PILA solution allows for faster and more efficient distribution of the containers. It enables the empty ships to be filled with containers from South America, thus creating higher profitability for manufacturers, freight forwarders, retailers, etc. and ultimately benefiting each of us as consumers by lowering the prices of the products we purchase.
Another huge benefit of this shipping model is that by shortening the length of time a container is on a ship, it drastically reduces fuel usage and creates a sustainable shipping model.
This new “Green Gateway” transportation system will have huge positive impacts across the global economy. These include increasing profits for small, medium and large sized businesses, to improving logistics and the efficiency of the entire supply chain.
Based on our research, PILA project will be contributing to the global supply chain and logistic profitability:
Launched our effort to build Zergratran and Tunel De Las Americas.
Petitioned ANI for permission to move forward with Pre-feasibility.
ANI approves petition to do Pre-feasibility and gives conditional approval to move forward with Feasibility.
Changed project name from Tunel De Las Americas to Puerto International Las Americas; based on feedback.
The Proyecta Consulting team switch from independent contractors to members of the Zergratran team.
Zergratran joins the EU Tech Chamber.
Zergratran selected as a finalist and presented at the EU Tech Investor Forum.
Zergratran selected as a finalist and presented at the EU Tech SDG Awards .
Company hires additional Executive team members with multiple
Zergratran secures an additional $100,000 in seed capital.
Zergratran received the SDG 9 Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure award on 7/22/22 from the ESG World Summit & Grit Awards held in Singapore.